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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Elizabeth, get off the Prozac.

In today's WSJ, Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation, and the woman who said,
On the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Centre, in February 2002: "I had not the slightest emotional reaction. I thought: 'This is a really strange art project.' It was a most amazing sight in terms of sheer elegance. It fell like water. It just slid, like a turtleneck going over someone's head...I just felt, like, everyone was overreacting. People were going on about it. That part really annoyed me."
thinks Obama's nasty friends Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers are no big deal because,
As for Mr. Obama's friends, the Weathercouple: By all accounts, Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers are unfathomably charming, brilliant and comely people, absolutely irresistible. Everybody who meets them is taken and forgets what they should know.
They a groovy, man, groovy. And it takes brains, I mean, friggin' brains to realize how irrisistible they are:
Mr. Obama expects us all to understand this, because we understand everything else. He is doing something most unusual: He's acting as if the American people are thinking with their brains. He's giving all of us a lot of credit. Could it be that we deserve it?
Where to start?

Protein Wisdom would be a good place to start:
Larry Johnson notes that Obama has been less than honest about his relationship with unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers. We already knew that Ayers held the first fundraiser at his home to help launch Obama's state senate campaign in 1995, and that they served together on the board of the Woods Fund for years, giving grants to people like former PLO flack Rashid Khalidi. What we did not know is that Obama was the director of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge – a school reform organization co-founded by Ayers. He also links to a piece by Steve Diamond, law professor on the faculty of Santa Clara University School of Law, providing further background as to why this suggests Obama and Ayers may go back as far as the late 1980s. Granted, Johnson is famous for downplaying the threat of Islamic terrorism in the summer of 2001, but he has backup material this time.
Flopping Aces:
So we should all just forget about Obama's very bad judgement in befriending the likes of Rezko and Auchi, Odinga, Ayers, The New Black Panther Party, La Raza, Farrakhan, Mr. Wright, and the homophobe Rev. James T. Meeks.
Wurtzel probably finds all those folks as "unfathomably charming, brilliant and comely people, absolutely irresistible" as Dohrn, Ayers, Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.

I guess if you spent most of the late 1960s or part of the 1980s dropping acid at Woodstock, thinking with your brains means never having to say you're sorry ask questions. The rest of us want answers.


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At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm a boomer and I was pro civil rights, anti war, feminist, but never a Panther, Weathermen, or Mao supporter. It wasn't too hard, even then, to see the egomania of the radicals and to see that they always had to up the ante in any cause to feed those egos.

Today those wrinkled, graying revolutionaries are still saying, "Look Mommy, I made poopoo." It's pretty pathetic to have lived a whole life and to have changed only in diaper size.


At 9:49 AM, Blogger Mr. Bingley said...

A really strange art project?

What a sickening creature.

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Mr. Bingley said...

expat, what a perfect description of them!

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Obi's Sister said...

Good Lord, is that woman even conscious?

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

Good question, OS.
And what does that tell you about Yale Law School?

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Helen said...

It was an extraordinary article that sounded exactly like those parodies of spaced out hippies. Dylan, the rabbit in The Magic Roundabout springs to mind.


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